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Volume XXIII
Number 2
2012
23 East Main Street • Le Roy, New York 14482
Over 150 daffodils were planted last fall in the memorial garden and produced
this wonderful display in April.
After two years of restoration the portraits and frames of Jerusha and Oliver
Allen have been returned to the back parlor of LeRoy House. The restoration
was done by Westlake Conservators in Skaneatles with a grant from the Lower
Hudson Heritage Network.
Ox Roast – June 8
The Historical Society will host an
Ox Roast on Friday, June 8 during
the Town of LeRoy’s Bicentennial.
Tickets are $10 and are expected to
go quickly. You can order tickets by
calling the office at 768-7433.The Ox
Roast is being catered by Colby’s of
Rush. The menu will include sliced
roast beef, salt potatoes, baked
beans,cold slawor 3 bean salad, fresh
baked corn bread, and a beverage. A
traditional dessert of gingerbread is
being provided by the D & R Depot.
Dinner will be served under the tent
on Trigon Park beginning at 5 pm.
Ticket holders must claim their din-
ners by 6:30. Take outs are available..
The Historical Society will need vol-
unteers to help set up, serve dinner
and clean up. If you can help, please
call 768-7433.
Annual Meeting
May 8
Plan to join us for the annual meet-
ing on Tuesday night, May 8 at 7:30
pm for the election of trustees. The
election will be followed by a most
fascinating presentation by Genesee
County Historian, Sue Conklin. Keep-
ing with the theme of LeRoy’s Bicen-
tennial, Sue will share with us her re-
cent research in the New York State
Archives in Albany.
She spent several days reading
through the pension papers of the
men from Genesee County who
served in the War of 1812. These re-
cords survived an extensive fire in
1911 which destroyed over 450,000
books and 270,00 manuscripts. As
Sue described her work, each time
she opened a new file, she could still
smell the smoke. Sue believes that
she may be the first person to look at
some of these files in over 150 years.
Many of these records give us a
glimpse of the men who lived in
Genesee County two hundred years
ago.The Little League has suspended
games for that evening, so there will
be plenty of parking for everyone.
Light refreshments will be served
before the meeting.